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Lệ Lin is a Vietnamese illustrator currently based in Toronto. She usually draws under the pseudonym La Lin. Originally from Việt Nam, she had trained to be a graphic designer there. After studying for one year, she soon realized illustration is her true calling instead.

A vivid explosion of colours, expressive movement of lines and the abundance of unconventional shapes can be seen as her signature style. Much of her work focuses on mental health, fantastical themes, and the interconnection between characters with their nature by visual metaphors. She especially loves to work in editorial and children’s illustration.


Lin got her diploma of Visual & Digital Arts (Hons) from Humber College this June. Besides making art, Lin is a dedicated reader, a DIY enthusiast and an amateur photographer.


CV

EDUCATION

2017 – present Humber College, Diploma of Visual & Digital Arts, Toronto, Canada (candidate)

2015 – 2016 ADC Academy, Visual Arts, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam

2013 – 2014 Văn Lang University, Graphic Design, 1st year, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam

EXHIBITIONS

2019 Centre for Technology and Innovation (CTI) Peek-a-boo Digital Wall,
commissioned by Humber College, Toronto, Canada

2019 Grad Ex, Humber Art Commons, Humber College

2019 Fill’er Up Sketchbook Challenge, ARTiculations, Toronto, Canada

2018 Illuminations, Humber Centre for Entrepreneurship, Humber College

2018 In Situ: Making Space. Making Place, Small Arms Society, Mississauga, Canada

2018 real :: in your reflection, Humber Galleries North Space, Humber College

2018 Fill’er Up Sketchbook Challenge, ARTiculations

PUBLICATIONS

2019 Issue 02, Dear Lois Magazine (upcoming)

2018 Isuue 05: Home Sweet Home,T-Pot Journal, Vietnam

2017 Issue 09: Preserving Traditions, T-Pot Journal

AWARDS

2018 Humber Art Show, Humber College, Toronto, Canada

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE & ACTIVITIES

2019 Vendor at Bit Bazaar 2019, Toronto Media Arts Center, Toronto, Canada

2019 Assistant Instructor, Arts Etobicoke, Toronto, Canada

2018 Anthropocene Exhibition Volunteer, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

2018 Mural Art Volunteer, El Culture Days, Lakeshore Arts, Toronto, Canada